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Annette Mayer's ordination

Annette Mayer to be ordained priest March 1, 2018

Annette Mayer will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests at 7 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller. The Rev. Maurine Lewis will preach. A reception will follow. Mayer was ordained a deacon on October 22, 2015, also at St. Martin’s. New Call Mayer has accepted a call to serve as rector of The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Palos Park, IL, in the Diocese of Chicago. Most recently, she has been…

Our children are crying out to us

Bishop Scott Mayer has issued this statement in the wake of the shooting in Florida. ————————- Jesus is very clear in his charge that we are to value, love, and cherish children: He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest…

Bishop Mayer visits All Saints, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited All Saints’ Episcopal Church, Fort Worth, on Sunday, February 11. He celebrated, preached, confirmed eight people, reaffirmed baptismal vows for two, and received one person into The Episcopal Church. Those confirmed are John Michael Chapman, Karen Moreland Farnell, Michael Erwin Farnell, Christopher Ryan Gores, Ronda Ricks Miller, Blake McCarty Macon, Andrew Deney Martin and Cole Cowden Means II. Those reaffirming baptismal vows were R. J. Miller and Michael George Mullins. Katherine Mason Roberts was received. The…

Bishop Mayer invites us into Lent

Bishop Scott Mayer talks about Ash Wednesday being on Valentine’s Day this year, and how that offers a starting place for reflection. This video is close captioned. Watch on YouTube or below:

Help more people find your church – learn about Google ads

Would you like to experiment with Google ads to make your church or organization easier for people to find online? Google offers several tools for non-profits through a program called Google for Nonprofits (enroll through a site called Tech Soup) and one of the tools available is Google Ad Grants. The Rev. Hunter Ruffin described some benefits of using Google advertising in the 2017 Advent/Christmas edition of the Common Purpose newsletter, and an upcoming webinar geared toward non-profit organizations addresses this…
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Would you like to help with Harvey relief? Come to an interest meeting

Do you feel called to help with the ongoing recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey? Come learn about ways people in our diocese can physically to assist in hurricane recovery in areas hit by Hurricane Harvey at one of the following interest meetings: Monday, February 5 at 6 pm – Trinity Episcopal Church parish hall Thursday, February 15 at 6pm – St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church parish hall Dinner (pizza) will be provided. Who is able to…